There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
There’s nothing like one of the longest endurance races in the world to convince you that anywhere is a good place to pass right out. Here’s a few of the Flying Lizard team members zonking out because, well, where else are you going to do it?
Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Back in 2002, the National Auto Sport Association's 12-hour race at Thunderhill was so popular that they wanted to extend 24 hours for 2003. Then founder Jerry Kunzman asked, "Why not 25?" and the rest is history. A bucket-list item for racers everywhere was born: the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Earlier this month at this year's 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, one of C.J. Wilson's Mazda MX-5 racecars was in P4 with three hours to go when the engine went. Another team might have just said screw it. Not these guys.
Howdy and welcome to the 2012 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, where we're bringing you a special treat: an in-camera livestream of the race from our pal Robb Holland's insanely-overpowered front-wheel-drive Audi TT-RS racecar.
This car shouldn't exist.
A Subaru WRX owner went to sleep at this weekend's 25 Hour of Thunderhill race with a complete car. This is what he found when he woke up a few hours later. Resident racer and gearbox theft-culprit Robb Holland explains why you shouldn't trust a racing team with your car. — Ed.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to partake in a few motorsports events, snap a couple of blurry photographs, mistype some finishing results, and report back here on Jalopnik. Here is a top 10 list of those adventures.
It took 25 long hours and nearly 2,000 miles of racing but Mercer Motorsports won the 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mercer Motorsports won the event last year and wanted to come back to repeat. They did just that by completing 628 laps, winning the ES Class and the event overall.
After endless hours of darkness, hard racing and fatigue, the sun rose at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill making things easier to see. With the morning light, and the end of the race nearing (but still 6 hours away), teams started to pick up the pace on a wet track. This combination led to the following great shots of…
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is about to begin. We know that 82 cars will see the green flag but after 25 hours of racing, how many will actually see the checker?
Racers at this weekend's 25 Hours Of Thunderhill will need special shades lest they be blinded by the stars in reasonably-priced Mazda race cars: The Fast and the Furious anchor Paul Walker, and Grey's Anatomy dude Patrick Dempsey. [Willows-Journal.Com]
As we know, nobody was shocked to see Mazdas dominate at the 25 Hours Of Thunderhill over the weekend (go here for the results page), but it wasn't a Mazda-only deal by any means. Mustangs, Golfs, 911s, M3s, a lone Scion, and many others were in action as well, and you can check 'em all out by making the jump!